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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Cookie Time: Peanut Butter Blossoms

Time to get started on those Christmas cookies!  I bake lots of cookies to give as gifts to friends and co-workers this time of year, and it is always a challenge to properly plan the baking and packaging of all of it.

I don't have a lot of free time this time of the year (I am sure I am not unique here either).  I can't bake them all at one time, so I bake them in stages.  These Peanut Butter Blossoms store really well, so I like to bake these first.

{unfortunately, these are also some of our favorites... and they tend not to last long even though they store well.... unless I hide them well}

Here's how I make these classic holiday favorites:

Peanut Butter Blossoms


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • candy kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream sugars, butter and peanut butter. Beat in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture and mix well.
  3. Roll into balls and roll in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 8 to 10 minutes. Take cookies out and press candy kisses in the center of each cookie and bake for another 1 to 2 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  4. Makes about 4 dozen

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  1. This is always the cookie I grab when offered a tray at this time of year....

  2. These pictures make me hungry! I think I'm baking those lovely cookies on Saturday :)

  3. Chocolate, peanut butter, cookie... How can this not be good? Yum!